Articles in Formation

Stand Up and Go! (2 Kings, 5:14-17; Lk 17:11-19)

For all of us who have been through the pandemic, we know first-hand how disease and sickness have a way of separating us, how they can isolate and cut us off from the rest of life.

Growing Up – a Movement Becoming Aware of Itself

Have you ever watched time-lapse photography of the amazing process of a flower blooming or a moth becoming a butterfly?

Thanks to God through Jesus Christ

Jesus it is who teaches us by word and by deed to give to God the right thanks that we owe him for the gifts we freely receive. The Samaritan, who sees that he is free of leprosy and goes back to give Jesus thanks, breaks the mold.  For he is a foreigner that Jews...

Vincentian Prayer Images: “The Colors of Charity” • 18

This series is a visual memory of the art exhibition “The Colors of Charity,” which was on exhibit from 15 December 2017 to 25 February 2018 at the Collegio Alberoni of Piacenza.

Snake handling and more

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C), July 7, 2013 – Is 66, 10-14c; Gal 6, 14-18; Lk 10, 1-12. 17-20 Father, into your hands I commend my spirit (Lk 23, 46) We suffer.  We are injured and we get hurt.  We are not exempt from afflictions and infirmities.  We are old...

Have we burned our bridges?

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C), June 30, 2013 – 1 Kgs 19, 16b. 19-21; Gal 5, 1. 13-18; Lk 9, 51-62 Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness (Mt 6, 33) The die is cast, or better, the time designated by Providence is being fulfilled:  Jesus...

And you, Vincentians, who do you say that I am?

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C), June 23, 2013 – Zec 12, 10-11; 13, 1; Gal 3, 26-29; Lk 9, 18-24 When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I am (Jn 8, 28) After raising to life a widow’s son, Jesus was acclaimed a great prophet.  He was likewise...

Worst charities – worse than you think

Worst charities – worse than you think

Three cents on the dollar! - Above the law: America's worst charities ranked by money blown on soliciting and administrative costs. (CNN has partnered with the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting to showcase the results of their year-long...

Vincentians, self-righteousness and forgiveness

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (C), June 16, 2013 – 2 Sam 12, 7-10. 13; Gal 2, 16. 19-21; Lk 7, 36 – 8, 3 Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us (Mt 6, 12) “It is not enough for me to love God, if my neighbor does not love him,” says St. Vincent...

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

In the midst of crisis The economic crisis is going to be long and difficult.  We should not fool ourselves.  We will not need to look elsewhere.  In our more or less immediate surroundings, we will be running into families forced to live on charity, persons...

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